October 2015 : Page 1


The Smart Manager October 06, 2015 00:00





In this issue of The Smart Manager : How should leaders realign their strategies to survive in a VUCA world? This is the question this issue of the magazine is trying to answer. We have twelve industry stalwarts putting forward their perspectives.
Richard Hytner, Worldwide Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi, tells managers to act quick and have unyielding curiosity and powerful decision-making capabilities; Renu Karnad, Managing Director of HDFC Limited, talks about how workplace mobility will be the future of work, while Rajeev Dubey, Group President (HR & Corporate Services) of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, emphasizes the need for businesses to achieve a triple bottom line.
Dr Ganesh Natarajan, CEO of Zensar Technologies, believes that in this constantly changing world, five-year plans of businesses will no longer be viable. We also have leaders such as Chandru Kalro, TTK Prestige; Shaheen Mistri, Teach For India; K Ganesh, Portea Medical; Vinaya Parvate, Citi; Sanjay Dawar and Raghav Narsalay, Accenture; Rohan Fernando, ZS Associates; Tanmay Saksena, Zomato; and Seema Arora Nambiar, McDonald’s® India asking leaders to rethink their business approaches.
This issue also features an interview of Michael Lee Stallard, author of Connection Culture; an article elucidating the need of Indian bschools to build research capabilities by Komal Kaikini and Ram Mudambi, Fox School of Business. Margaret Neale and Thomas Z. Lys, authors of Getting More of What you Want, teach the readers the science of negotiation.



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